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ds break temperatures could top 60 degrees. >> farewell foles. eagles fans rate the trade as chip kelly continues to transform the team. >> e-mail explanation. hillary clinton defends her use of a private account while serving as secretary of state. >> good morning, 5:30 now on this march 11th. let's go on over to david and karen to look at weather and traffic. >> all right, guys, well we're starting out with some fog in parts of the region, more on that in a moment. it's kind of up north and down south. that's also where we see a couple showers. looks like those showers down the shore are clearing the coast. might be another by baltimore which tries to funnel through in southern counties over the next hour or so. there's a little bit of this up in berks county and out to the west. you might see a sprinkle this morning. looking at a dense fog advisory that has been lifted everywhere but lancaster county. so, we had some dense fog up north and down to the south but as expected by 6 o'clock we were thinking this was going to be off the boards and it is. just for the heck of it still got a half mile visibility up in allentown. lancaster is where you're down
a quarter mile visibility and visibilities have been improving over the last 30 to 45 minutes down the shore. fog becoming less of an issue. still got a couple of sprinkles and then these clouds will start to break. you already see some of that happening out in pittsburgh and we expect a return of some sunshine today. 45 degrees right now, too. you're waking up to much milder conditions in the morning than what we've had in awhile. 37 in allentown, 44 in wilmington, 49 in wildwood. and a nice mild walk home, kids if you're making that walk home from school later on. same thing for anybody who wants to go out this afternoon and get some business done. 45 degrees on your storm tracker 6 app right now. probably around the same by 8 o'clock but then 57 by noon. and that 61-degree temperature at 3 o'clock, that's going to be your high. karen, there is a chance that we break enough sunshine out this afternoon we might even go a bit higher than that so really nice afternoon ahead. >> great. you've been talking about the first time we'll be hitting 60 this year, it's also the first time we've had anything positive to say about the weather so as we look outside live you can see it's not really affecting the traffic too much. not seeing a big problem. it's a bit damp out there on
the roads and a touch of fog but looking okay here on the schuylkill past montgomery drive coming in from king of prussia conshohocken or gladwyne. no issues right there. we have a handful of problems though here or there through the suburbs. hilltown township bucks county we have a new accident here involving a deer and as tam had said earlier driving to work with a little bit of fog out there you're thinking this is not good day to see a deer because it's hard to see in some spots. be careful about this kind of situation, that one on hilltown pike. in west norriton this accident on main street at center avenue involving a box truck and a septa bus. we're hearing it's not serious no, injuries but just something to watch for if you're in that area n pennsauken camden county we have these malfunctioning traffic lights that are an issue. because of that they blocked 30 westbound right at the airport circle so white horse pike westbound blocked at the airport circle. stick to federal street to get around that, tam. >> okay, thank you karen. and we continue to watch this breaking news. an army helicopter has crashed in the florida panhandle. we're told seven marines and four soldiers are missing they were part of a nighttime
training exercise at the englund air force base. they found the debris around 2 o'clock this morning. we'll keep an eye on this and bring you the latest as it comes in. >> moving on to the big board and we are breaking down the eagles quarterback swap. nick foles is out. sam bradford of the saint louis rams is in. you know coach chip kelly has been a busy man. he has released or traded a lot of fan favorites in the past week so you have foles and you also have lesean mccoy jeremy maclin, todd herremans. whose next you ask. foles responded to the move on twitter. this is what he said. he was thankful for the opportunity to start his career in philadelphia, going to miss my teammates and eagles fans who supported me. speaking of eagles fans, let's hear from them right now. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live outside lincoln financial field. good morning annie. >> reporter: good morning. what could wednesday bring for eagles fans and for the eagles franchise, that's what everybody wants to know as all of these changes continue.
nick foles sending out that tweet thanking philadelphia, thanking his teammates and also his fans. and now it looks like philadelphia's going to start welcoming some new eagles. we talked to a lot of people, a lot of fans to weigh in to hear what they want to say but already nick foles, losing him, wow, what a bombshell that's what a lot of people are saying. he looked like he was one of chip kelly's favorites but now we're getting sam bradford from the saint louis rams. a lot of eagles favorites over the past couple days have been lost. many of them even stating that they were shocked about no longer being with the eagles. already it's having an impact also on eagles local gear at modell's where we went to yesterday. shady's jersey used to be a hundred bucks, now just down to 30. of course we caught up with our eagles fans to see what they had to say about all the changes. some of them even sharing what they think chip kelly's strategy might be. >> they'll either cut sam bradford or they'll trade him to a team with a higher pick
in exchange for a topic that guarantees them mariota. >> i'll give them six to eight games into the season to really tell. >> reporter: gain lot of people saying they're not happy about the changes but then other people saying that they are really pumped now looking ahead for the eagles season. they want to see what all these changes will do. now, you said earlier that we were seeing a lot of eagles flying away but a lot of people wondering if they're going to fly higher with what chip kelly is doing. for now reporting live outside of the linc, annie mccormack channel6 "action news." >> some say he's got a plan and he's sticking to it. thanks annie. espn reporting the eagles and the cowboys' demarco murray have mutual interest. maybe he's coming. the free agent running back led the nfl in rushing last season with more than 1800 yards. so, stay tuned. could be more. way in on the many eagles moves on the "action news" facebook page. our news feed is filled with breaking news including the latest sports headlines.
>> new information this morning philadelphia police are looking into two drugstore robberies. they happened this week just down the street from one another. last night a man robbed the cvs on the 5800 block of rising sun avenue. he handed an employee a demand note and got away with $10,000 cash. on monday an armed man held up the rite-aid on the 5400 block of rising sun avenue but it's not yet known if these two robberies are indeed related. >> funeral arrangements have been set for murdered philadelphia police officer robert wilson, iii. a viewing will be held on friday at the francis funeral home on whitby avenue in southwest philadelphia from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. a second viewing held on saturday at the palestra on the campus of the university of pennsylvania. that will last from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 10:30. a jury acquitted eric torres of attempted murder for shooting a police officer in 2013. the same jury convict ed torres of aggravated assault can which means at least 20
years in prison. officer edward davies survived the shooting but suffered severe kidney damage and is still off the job. the shooting happened inside a feltonville corner store during a struggle with torres. the defense plans to appeal saying the gun went off by accident and that torres was pinned down and couldn't aim or even pull the trigger. >> hillary clinton has addressed her e-mail controversy and her first public comments about her exclusive use of personal e-mail for government business clinton conceded one point. >> looking back, it would have been better for me to use two separate phones and two e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would be simpler and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> clinton insists she never e-mailed classified information. she says the 55,000 pages of e-mail that she turned over to the state department include all of the ones related to government business. clinton says she only withheld or deleted personal e-mails. critics say there's no way
though to verify what was in the threattd e-mail. happening today a pennsylvania supreme court hearing about the grand jury case against state attorney general kathleen kane. it will take place in a courtroom in center city and kane plans to be there. the investigation centers on whether kane leaked confidential grand jury information to embarrass a political rival. another grand jury recommended criminal charges against kane. justices will decide the legality of the special prosecutor investigating her case. kane claims that she's done nothing wrong. >> david's still seeing some fog but it was a lot worse earlier this morning. >> yeah, dense fog advisory has been dropped everywhere except lancaster county. if you're headed out there still have some low visibilities. a little bit of rain, not a whole lot. most is off the coast in the northern and western suburbs there's a little bit of a sprinkle still happening probably over the next hour or so. as we take a look outside, we have cloudy skies across the region but obviously the fog not the issue it was earlier down the shore. and that's good. temperatures are mild this morning. we're at 45 degrees in
philadelphia. your dewpoint though very close to that temperature an days we still have fairly saturated air so yeah maybe a sprinkle over the next couple hours but we think the spread between those two numbers is going to start to grow as we go over the next couple hours. winds out of the southwest at eight. barometric pressure steady right now at the airport. there goes the rain from last night. it arrived pretty much on schedule and is getting out of here. a couple very light sprinkles and then look what's happening out to the west. we got breaks in the clouds beginning to develop east of pittsburgh and it does look like through the morning and especially the afternoon we will start to break out into some sunshine. might even get a nice bright portion of the afternoon. and it is going to be mild today. 45 by 8 o'clock but all the way up to 54 by 11 o'clock and then by 2 o'clock we're probably on or about 60. 61 is your high around 3 o'clock. if we get enough sunshine in play, we might even beat that by a bit. and 59 degrees by 5 o'clock. so, a nice mild afternoon ahead. high temperatures a little bit cooler up north and down by the shore. but everybody enjoying a bump up from where we were yesterday, the exception might
be right down around atlantic city where we were close to 56 yesterday afternoon. by the way, if we manage to get into the 60's today it looks like a pretty good bet it will be the first time since christmas day that we were at 60 or better we hit 65 there. so, ho-ho-ho, maybe we'll do that again today. that will be nice, right? and then tomorrow gets a little bit cooler because high pressure sets up if such a way we get a draw from the north instead of the southwest so cooler air but a high of 51 which is seasonable. and after that we'll keep our eyes on some rain developing down to the south of us that looks like it's going to be an issue on friday night. and probably a good portion of saturday. your seven-day from accuweather, today's high 61. not bad right now and even better later on today and then tomorrow a bit cooler, maybe a little breezy, 51 is the high. that's still seasonable. 50 is the high on friday. but cloudy skies building and we do have that late rain arriving. might mix with a little sleet in the level -- lehigh valley
overnight. sunday a slight chance of a spotty showers but overall clouds and sun, kind of breezy and cooler, 52 degrees. monday looks dry. saint patrick's day tuesday, mid-50's and probably a couple of showers there. >> but it's mid-50's so that's okay. >> right. >> all right, it is now 5:41 and when we come back we've got incredible new video showing the drastic measures one police officer took to avoid being run over by a car. >> coffee express sos gelato, wine. fyi philly finds there's a lot going on at a new cafe in center city. karen. >> all of my favorite things in one place. let's go outside to morrisville bucks county route 1 at pennsylvania avenue. a little damp as you can see right here on the roads but no big problems here. issues elsewhere in bucks county. details on that coming up. >> and a california jury clears up that whole business about blurred lines. what it means for the writers of the hit song a little later on "action news". >> ♪♪
>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here. this is before where the vine meets up with 95. it's looking good at this early hour. it's 5:44 and 47 degrees. >> looks like any fog that might have been out there karen has cleared out. >> yeah, it was worse in the overnight hours and things have been slowly improving. you'll see a touch of it but it's not that big of a deal as you're heading out. here we're live in norristown markley street at main street. you see the truck moving okay right here. roads are a little today. , probably see in the distance maybe a touch of fog. other than that you're looking good but main and central not that far off. we have an accident involving
a box truck and a septa bus and that has since cleared so traffic there moving a lot better right there. but you saw in that shot that the roads are a bit damp out there and a touch of fog. we have an issue with an accident involving a deer in bucks county, hilltown pike at swartley road. watch for that accident and as we look at the visibility reports right here, you can see that it's a little bit of fog in spots. we're down to half a mile again in allentown. it's been kind of going back and forth there. a quarter mile visibility in lancaster but 3 miles in reading is better, 4 miles in philadelphia and millville not that bad. on the commuter traffic report i found people talking about fog being an issue. this is in perkiomen. this particular one is bridge road but a couple minutes ago someone reporting that. so you need to be careful as you're heading out in some of these areas it's certainly at least noticeable. on storm tracker 6 live double scan you can see we're mostly dry through the region but a touch of drizzle left over. we saw that along the coastline arc little bit on i-95 south of wilmington and up to the northwest as well
but you'll find the roads are a little bit damp and some puddles on the roads as well, matt. >> thank you karen. another official named in the justice department's report on ferguson, missouri, is out of a job this morning. ferguson city manager john shaw agreed to stepdown yesterday. the federal review claims shaw had the power to change personnel and policy within the police department but did nothing to stop a pattern of racial bias on the force. ferguson also fired its city clerk last week plus two police officers resigned. the family of tony robinson is urging the madison, wisconsin, police department to start wearing body cameras. they spoke out earlier this weekdays after a deadly police shooting claimed the 19-year-old's life. madison wisconsin mayor responded to the family yesterday and says the city council is conducting a study with results expected this summer. critics are concerned the body cameras would be too invasive and would discourage people from calling police.
>> for many folks it's best to leave them alone until they've had that morning cough r to make eight really good cup. this weekend's fyi has ideas on that. here's alicia vitarelli with an idea on one cafe that will transporter to you italy. >> reporter: the cafe has its roots in italy but when a 2009 earthquake destroyed both the town and their cafe the owners picked up and came to philadelphia where they partnered with restaurateur ricardo long go. >> you can't get any more authentic than this. >> reporter: the upper level is an authentic italian restaurant. >> we feature a different city of italy every week and we feature the food of that city. >> reporter: the lower level is a true italian bar serving wine at night and coffee throughout the day. owner morelli is the coffee connoisseur. >> this is my happy place. >> reporter: while instead of no, sir specializes in gelato. >> he's the italian champion. >> reporter: he makes
traditional flavors but he also creates unusual concoctions. there's white wine in here. >> that's the only thing that's in here. he takes white wine and turns it into sob bay. >> reporter: he likes to experiment. wine and cheese. >> wine and cheese, there you go. >> reporter: that's crazy. >> lawmakers pass a bill allowing one western state to use firing squads to carry out the death penalty. >> a police officer dives into a moving car to avoid catastrophe. david. >> we've got the kids dressed up in a coat this morning but you'll notice ivory moved the extra gear. most of us in the 40's. this afternoon nice and mild maybe a light jacket if they're bopping around after school. we'll be back with your day planner forecast.
>> new on "action news" dramatic video shows a wisconsin police officer taking quick action, ooh, to avoid being run over. two officers were questioning a man in a running car. watch as one officer jumps through the passenger side door. he slips in as that driver hits the gas. the car crashes in the parking lot and the suspect is ultimately arrested. the police officer amazingly was not seriously hurt. >> wow. >> quick reflexes. >> such fast reflexes, thank god for that. let's take you outside and show you what it looks like this morning. northeast philadelphia woodhaven road at thornton. a little damp right here but no problems other than that. you're looking okay this morning. we've been seeing a touch of fog here or there. vineland cumberland county delsea drive reopened at chestnut avenue. they had a downed pole causing problems since yesterday and it's good they reopened that because delsea drive could be a little busy. the trolley back opened after problems last night. everything on time looking good, dave. >> all right, karen, some fog earlier has pretty much broken
up outside of lancaster county anything you've got lingering isn't all that bad. couple sprinkles and showers over by baltimore that might clip south jersey and this stuff out to the north and west really looks like it's falling apart at this point. your temperatures are mild this morning, not really expecting any newly formed ice overnight because we didn't go anywhere near freezing. 42 quakertown, 41 saint davids 45 in chester. across the river in south jersey actually got some numbers that are close to 50 in woodbine and hammonton. 47 in dover and 42 in hockessin. if you're out runninger hands today, not a bad day to get them done. 47 by 9 o'clock but by noon up to 57 and your high today is going to be that 61 degrees by 3 o'clock and if we can break out enough sunshine, we might even go a bit higher than that. a very nice afternoon ahead matt and tam. >> i say we do it. thank you david. a california jury decided robin thicke and pharrell williams stole a beat from a 70's hit and it will cost them more than $7 million. the jury ruled that williams and thicke borrowed music from marvin gay to write their 2013 smash hit blurred lines.
jurors listened to gay's song got to give it up from sheet music for a comparison. gay's children called the win a victory for their father's legacy. >> he's been gone for 30 years so when this happened there was nothing else to do but stand up for him stand up for his music. >> williams said he is disappointed and believes the ruling sets a horrible press dent for music and creativity. >> new this morning a south carolina woman is fighting for her breeding dogs back. authorities took 146 dogs from the woman last week. she was cited for failing to provide proper care and treatment. people lined up at the animal shelter to adopt the dogs but they were told adoptions for now are on hold. that's because the woman filed court documents asking for the dogs back. she also wants the animal rescue facility to halt the neutering and spaying of her breeding dogs. >> 5:53. we continue to follow breaking news. search is on for several military members in the aftermath of an army chopper
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state to have a firing squad. officials say trained marksman will do a faster job than the drawn out deaths that come from botched injections. >> lehigh county battling with a lobby group over religious freed do. the sunshine is the cross at the center of the lehigh county seal. the group freedom from religion foundation calls its use unconstitutional and demands a redesign. in response the pennsylvania pastor's network says the group's threat displays an open hostility towards christianity. the lehigh county board of commissioners has yet to respond. this takes the idea of canadian politeness to a whole new level. council members in the town of tabor alberta have voted to outlaw swearing screaming and spitting. the fine for a first offense is $150. critics claim the new law is unconstitutional but tabor's mayor backs the new measure. >> an update on traffic and
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday march helpth and we're following some breaking news. >> search is on for 11 people in the aftermath of a blackhawk army helicopter crash in florida. >> a father is hauled out of a bucks county casino in handcuffs charged with leaving his child in the parking lot while he gambled. >> eagles quarterback nick foles is the latest big name to be sent packing. either fans see this as a move